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Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating NHL Concussion Lawsuits

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

A federal panel of judges yesterday presided over a hearing in K.C. as they prepare to "decide if several concussion lawsuits recently filed by former players against the NHL will be consolidated into a single class-action suit." The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is "expected to issue a...

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